Mike Kaufmann has been building exhaust since he bought his first car. That is how he first became interested in welding.
He started his career as a fabricator and a welder at Anoka Technical College. He was recruited into Local 455 Pipefitters Union where he continued his education for another five years and worked in the field as a pipefitter for ten years. He gained expertise fabricating mechanical piping systems at oil refineries, power plants, biomedical facilities, manufacturing facilities, MSP airport, schools, and other industrial settings. He has experience with all types of metals and welding procedures.
Mike has always been passionate about building exhaust to increase performance on his personal cars. His dream was always to own his own exhaust shop where he could use his extensive welding experience to custom build and repair exhaust systems full time. He enjoys working on all types of exhaust projects including repairs, restorations, and full custom builds.
Mike takes pride in personally fabricating every exhaust system that leaves Anoka Exhaust and Welding to ensure high quality. His favorite part about his job is listening to his happy customers leave.